PODCAST: Major cyberattacks in Catalonia – how, why, and what happens next

Cybersecurity experts on ransomware attacks that crippled Hospital Clínic and Autonomous University of Barcelona

Workers at Hospital Clínic check a document
Workers at Hospital Clínic check a document / Hospital Clínic
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March 18, 2023 10:19 AM

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On March 5, 2023, a cyberattack wreaked havoc on Hospital Clínic, one of Barcelona's leading public hospitals, causing surgery and appointments to be cancelled and forcing staff to work with pen and paper. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify

Marc Torrens of ESADE Business School explains how ransomware attacks work and why public institutions are increasingly being targeted. 

Jordi Hernàndez of the Autonomous University of Barcelona tells Cristina Tomàs White the lessons they learned after a data breach in 2021. 

Plus the thoughts of David López, a cybersecurity expert at IPM, and Tomàs Roy, director of the Catalan Cybersecurity Agency. 

This week's Catalan phrase is "jugar al gat i la rata," to play cat and mouse (or rat, literally).  

Presented by Lorcan Doherty with Cillian Shields. 

Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat  

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